Business

Tech industry seeks new frontiers as Congress lags behind

Tech companies are racing toward new frontiers involving immersive virtual reality worlds that some experts fear could exacerbate existing problems as Congress lags behind the sector's rapid developments.

Engineering

Transit inequity increased during pandemic

For many essential workers, public transit provides a vital connection to their workplace in a world otherwise on lockdown. Yet the risk of infection for these workers, who are more likely to be from a low income or ethnic ...

Energy & Green Tech

Winter freeze power resources charted in time-lapse video

What happened to electrical power in Texas during last February's freeze? A new time-lapse video of electricity generation created by experts at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy offers an hour-by-hour picture ...

Energy & Green Tech

US energy infrastructure mapped

A new, interactive energy map for the United States has just been released by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, providing an open-source visualization of the country's energy infrastructure and demography ...

Internet

How does 'normal' Internet browsing look today? Now we know

It's 7:15 am on a Friday morning, and Jordan wants to download an application to their laptop. They know the app by name, or so they think; they open a new tab in their Internet browser and mistype the app's name. The error ...

Business

Google cracks down on climate change denial by targeting ads

Google is cracking down on digital ads promoting false climate change claims or being used to make money from such content, hoping to limit revenue for climate change deniers and stop the spread of misinformation on its platforms.

Consumer & Gadgets

Apple revives encryption debate with move on child exploitation

Apple's announcement that it would scan encrypted messages for evidence of child sexual abuse has revived debate on online encryption and privacy, raising fears the same technology could be used for government surveillance.

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